Solved

SQL syntax correction

Posted on 2004-10-03
1
465 Views
Last Modified: 2008-03-10
I have this sql statement which supposed goal is to select items based on the description field only if they do not have
the word 'Not in" or  "Discontinued" in the beginning of the description field; s in

" Not in the list..." or "Discontinued item..." and so forth

SELECT Publisher,Book,Descrip,Cost, List,pubid,RowLastUpDtByOp,RowLastUpdtDtTi from Books where pubid = '276 ' and(descrip not like 'Not%' or descrip not like 'Discontinued %') order by id

For some reason I still get those data that has 'Not in" or "Discontinued' in the resultset.
Where am I making the mistakes?

0
Comment
Question by:zachvaldez
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment
 
LVL 15

Accepted Solution

by:
jdlambert1 earned 125 total points
ID: 12212997
Just change your "or" to "and":

SELECT Publisher,Book,Descrip,Cost, List,pubid,RowLastUpDtByOp,RowLastUpdtDtTi
FROM Books
WHERE pubid = '276 ' AND descrip not like 'Not%' AND descrip not like 'Discontinued %'
ORDER BY id
0

Featured Post

Ransomware: The New Cyber Threat & How to Stop It

This infographic explains ransomware, type of malware that blocks access to your files or your systems and holds them hostage until a ransom is paid. It also examines the different types of ransomware and explains what you can do to thwart this sinister online threat.  

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
query analyser in sql server 2016 express edition 2 26
SQL Server 2008 Std. License Key owner or vendor 4 57
SQL Distinct Question 3 15
SQL Query logic question 14 30
JSON is being used more and more, besides XML, and you surely wanted to parse the data out into SQL instead of doing it in some Javascript. The below function in SQL Server can do the job for you, returning a quick table with the parsed data.
Ever wondered why sometimes your SQL Server is slow or unresponsive with connections spiking up but by the time you go in, all is well? The following article will show you how to install and configure a SQL job that will send you email alerts includ…
This videos aims to give the viewer a basic demonstration of how a user can query current session information by using the SYS_CONTEXT function
Via a live example, show how to set up a backup for SQL Server using a Maintenance Plan and how to schedule the job into SQL Server Agent.

730 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question